OnePlus 5G dual-mode phone to be released by the end of the year

The OnePlus is among the first to launch a 5G smartphone with the release of OnePlus 7 Pro 5G side of the OnePlus 7 earlier this year. Although the premium smartphone manufacturer has announced the OnePlus 7T and 7T Pro recently, both models did not come with support 7T Pro.

 OnePlus 5G dual-mode phone to be released by the end of the year

Now in a surprise twist, OnePlus founder / CEO Liu Zuohu has hinted that the company will launch a dual-mode 5G phone before the end of this year. The CEO stated this in an interview in which he also gave reasons why OnePlus 7 Pro 5G was not launched in China by stating that it is exclusively for overseas markets. Thus, the next dual-mode 5G phone will be launched in China and maybe exclusive to the Chinese market.

Liu Zuohu did not disclose an exact date when the device will be launched or the name adopted. But he said it will be unveiled in the fourth quarter of 2019. One thing is certain, however, the device will be a premium phone model, as the CEO also added that the 5G era will not depend on next-generation 5G smartphones to win sales. market.

The most prominent part of the disclosure is that the device supports non-autonomous (NSA) and autonomous (SA) modes for 5G. Non-standalone (NSA) and standalone (SA) are the two 5G ranges that communication service providers can choose to transition from 4G to next-generation mobile technology. The first 5G networks to be implemented are NSA deployments that focus on enhanced mobile broadband to provide greater data bandwidth and secure connectivity. NSA mode implies that 5G networks will be aided by existing 4G infrastructure. Therefore, service providers wishing to be the first to offer 5G speeds will start with the NSA and, once 5G coverage is established, it will implement standalone 5G.

In addition, OnePlus suggests that the 5G phone will most likely use the Qualcomm SM7250 processor, which is not a top SoC. The processor is a mid-range chipset but comes with a 5G modem.

You may need to get more details to get an idea of ​​what the 5G phone has in terms of hardware. But we expect the device to come at cheaper prices than the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G.

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